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International Conference returns to Darmstadt for anniversary of building standard 20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 23 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. A tried and tested solution is already available for buildings of the future: the Passive House Standard combines maximum efficiency with optimal comfort. How [read more »]

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This year, Earth Day feels like NYPH‘s Birthday!  Excerpts below are taken directly from the NYC Office of the Mayor’s article “OneNYC: Mayor de Blasio Announces Major New Steps to Dramatically Reduce NYC Buildings’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions”, published April 22, 2016.  Read the full article here. NEW YORK—Today Mayor de Blasio announced a suite of new [read more »]

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This year, on the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day, Passive House efforts have not gone unnoticed in NYC.  New York Passive House applauds Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer and the Manhattan Community Boards for their latest passive house endorsements.  This strong leadership shows the world that NYC is ready to set the precedent to mark [read more »]

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The Levy Partnership, Inc., a leading energy and environmental consulting firm, is seeking talented and energetic professionals with a background in Engineering, Architecture or related field to work on Passive House and other high performance building design, consulting and research projects. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of passive house software tools including [read more »]

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Convenient search for certified products (Details at conference in Darmstadt)   20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 19 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. Whether just browsing or to find a specific product – a new online database provides a detailed overview of components for Passive House construction. All [read more »]

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World’s 1st experimental project in Darmstadt still saving energy reliably after 25 years   20th International Passive House Conference Darmstadt, Germany  •  April 22-23, 2016. (Press Release, Passive House Institute, 12 April 2016) Darmstadt, Germany. The “birthplace” of the Passive House is celebrating – the world’s first building of this kind was built in Darmstadt 25 [read more »]

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NAPHN16 Conference & Expo on June 13-14, 2016! New York Passive House (NYPH) and North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) present the Third Annual North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo. The two-day conference and expo features state-of-the-art building strategies, components and professional development necessary for us to decarbonize by 2050, the #1 public policy goal of [read more »]

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“WHEREAS, New York City is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050…and whearas, in New York City, our buildings are responsible for the overwhelming share of our GHG emissions, accounting for nearly three-quarters of our contribution to climate change (Source: One City Build to Last, New York City Mayor’s Office of [read more »]

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New York City Local Law 701-A has just passed, bringing with it a great victory for the low energy buildings community. This new law requires strict new measures to be applied to future buildings to ensure their low energy intensity. Read the law details here, or read the commentary by the Urban Green Council.

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Get your tickets for #NAPHN16 The Third Annual North American Passive House Network (NAPHN) Conference & Expo will be held June 13th and 14th, 2016, in NYC The conference will feature industry leaders discussing the critical aspects of Passive House adoption: finance, policy, retrofits, technology, big buildings, net-zero, multifamily and commercial buildings.  View the conference program [read more »]